No, it’s not true that you can legally use the first 30 seconds of any song in your YouTube video without getting in trouble. If you want to use copyrighted music, video games, and movies legally in your YouTube videos, there’s only one way to do it. Alloy Seven shows you exactly how to do it in this video, including how to see if you’re allowed to use certain content or not and how to go about getting permission to use it if a publisher’s policy is not clearly stated online.